Stories to start the day


1) Congressman Greg Meeks of Jamaica, Queens paid back a $40,000 loan that he didn’t report on his personal financial disclosures with the help of a major fundraiser, according to the New York Daily News. The FBI is investigating Meeks’ loan.

2) An alternative energy group is making a big advertising push to counter oil and gas company commercials seeking to stop passage of an energy bill.

3) An intern for Sen. Michael Bennet’s campaign was booted for offering face time with the senator in exchange for a $2,300 contribution.

4) If you think that this country is corrupt, be glad you don’t live in Guatemala where a narco-lawyer became Attorney General for 17 days and tried to dismantle the entire legal framework of the country.